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Jerry Holbert

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    The only thing worse than losing the Presidency is winning it. Obama’s hair will be much grayer before 2016. I hope his win makes Republicans more willing to be compromise, not to give in, but to compromise. I also hope the narrow margin of that victory humbles Dems in the HoR and Senate so they will be more respectful to their Republican co workers.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    In your particular case, this comment doesn’t apply, because your posting is typically intelligently and respectfully presented. I may disagree with what you say but I respect the way you say it.
    This morning I have read many comments here and other web sites asking for civility and compromise, etc, etc. Unfortunately the angst and partisanship generated during this election is now deeply rooted and isn’t dissipating any time soon.
    Conservatives still hold the House and I don’t see any sign of benevolent compromise coming from their leadership. Obama repeatedly insulted Congress, business, wall street, bankers, oil companies, and just “fat cats” in general. Everything was Bush’s fault and never once (with sincerity) did take responsibility for mistakes The area under the “bus” got very crowded. He fired up a level of class warfare unseen (to this degree) in this country since the turn of the century. (1900).
    Now we are all supposed to compromise, cooperate and forgive and forget the dirtiest election I have ever seen in my 66 years. People against him didn’t just dislike Obama or his policies, they despise him. Many voted for Romney not because they were that fond of him, but they were so adamantly against Obama. I don’t see that going away soon…

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    Funny ’toon.

  4. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 4 years ago


    Mickey, Obama inherited an economy that was in worse shape than even the Republicans realized. And while Obama was being inagurated, 20 Republicans leaders were in an off-site meeting discussing how they were going to make him a failed President (not how they were going to cooperate in stopping the economic tailspin).

    So don’t lecture us on angst and partisanship.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I don’t know where you live but most of the people I know that are conservatives are “regular” middle class family people. Working families with children, just trying to make a living. Since I live in California that makes them very conspicuous.
    You contradict yourself by saying it’s okay to insult and intimidate if you have the purpose of doing the right thing for the many. In your opinion it’s the right thing. You are always right? Human nature is that when you insult and intimidate and then expect “Talk and negotiation, not hate and obstruction, will lead us to a better tomorrow” you are addressing people who don’t trust you and are ordinarily less than cooperative. They might feel like “once bitten twice shy.”

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @M Ster

    Where did you come up with that little “inauguration” jewel? I don’t care what Obama inherited, his promises to rise above that partisanship and deal with things in a new era of clarity and understanding never got off the ground. He was the purveyor of “Hope and Change.” Believe me, with the House still in Republican hands, the fight is still on. BTW, I’m a libertarian and believe the two party system is well on the way to destroying our system of government. The money and power base consolidated in the K street crowd will effectively lock out true democratic reform…

  7. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 4 years ago

    Mickey, this GOP inauguration meeting was in the news at the time and the Republicans didn’t even deny it. There’s even a book about it. Here is what I found in 10 seconds on Google. There were many more references, so this was not just a liberal journalist making stuff up:

    “On January 20, 2009 Republican Leaders in Congress literally plotted to sabotage and undermine U.S. Economy during President Obama’s Inauguration.

    In Robert Draper’s book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives” Draper wrote that during a four hour, “invitation only” meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America’s Economy.

    The Guest List:
    Frank Luntz – GOP Minister of Propaganda
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
    Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
    Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
    Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
    Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
    Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
    Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
    Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
    Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).

    Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich

  8. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 4 years ago

    Mickey, if you read what I stated the first time, I never said anything about the behavior of the Democrats. All I did was state that the Republican leaders planned from Day 1 to not cooperate.

  9. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 4 years ago

    I was totally against Obama prioritizing healthcare over jobs and the economy during his first 2 years. That said, the Republicans took over the House and gained seats in the Senate in 2010 while running on a platform of “jobs”. And what did we get in the last 2 years? Lots of attention on pro-life issues, threatening to not pay the debts we already incurred (which raised the interest rate the US now must pay)…but jobs? Not so much.

  10. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 4 years ago

    I have a long-time friend in NJ who also considered Obama a failure and wanted the goverment out of his life…until recently.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Boehner has again said they will only use “Reaganomics” and "mystery math to tackle the economy, and will resist all Democratic proposals. The “one Senator one word filibuster” still exists, so it will be a rocky road for the President, still.

  12. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 4 years ago

    As someone who is stuck trying to find another job?
    I’m presently working a position that is well beneath my training and experience.
    I don’t get insurance through my job (largely because we can’t afford it), and I don’t make enough money to pay for my own insurance premium.
    So once Obamacare kicks in, I’m going to officially be a criminal as far as the government is concerned.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Why is it it is always “Point at the Republicans” to be willing to compromise
    Hundreds of filibusters. duh.

  14. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin said, about 4 years ago

    I’m with @M Ster on this. Where are you that you’ve never had a major storm (or Tornado, or Flood, or whatever) not go through your area?
    I know it’s not Florida as we’ve been hit with some kind of disaster over the last decade. So just where in the US are you?

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    ^ If Obama hates capitalism, he is really, really bad at it.
    The stock market DOUBLED in the four years of his term.

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